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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 any other officer who held a commission on that date as chaplain or in the same corps, respectively. Adjustment of (c) Dates of rank in permanent grades of officers credited with additional service pursuant to this section shall be adjusted to accord to their new positions on the promotion list or, in the case of "non-promotion-list" officers, to their new precedence for promotion purposes, as the case may be. Back pay, etc. (d) No back pay or allowances shall accrue to any person by reason of the enactment of this section. Removal of name from recommended list. "Years' service." Appointments in- eluded. Reprt of names by BEGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-PROMOTIONS TO BE MADE ON JULY 1, 1948, TO FILL INITIAL REQUIREMENTS IN GRADES OF CAPTAIN, MAJOR, AND LIEU- TENANT COLONEL SEC. 518. (a) (1) Promotions to the grades of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel shall continue to be made under existing law until December 31, 1947. During the period January 1, 1948, to June 30, 1948, there shall be no permanent grade promotion appointments of Regular Army promotion-list officers to the grade of captain, major, or lieutenant colonel. On July 1, 1948, or at the earliest practicable time thereafter, the Regular Army officers specified in subsection (b) of this section and those recommended for promotion by selection boards as provided in subsection (c) of this section shall be promoted to and appointed in the Regular Army in the grades of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel. (2) Officers appointed in the same grade under the provisions of this section shall have their names entered on the applicable pro- motion list immediately below that of the junior of the list holding office in that grade without change among themselves in their rela- tive permanent grades seniority standing existing prior to such appointments. (3) The numbers to be selected and recommended for each of the several grades for each of the several promotion lists under the provisions of this section may be less, but shall not be more, than numbers which will produce the total numbers authorized in each of such grades in each promotion list. (4) Officers named for consideration for any grade but not selected for that grade by a selection board under the provisions of this section shall not for any purpose be deemed to have failed of selection. (5) The name of any officer recommended for promotion to any grade by a selection board under the provisions of this section may be removed from the recommended list for that grade by the Presi- dent, and entered by him on the recommended list for any lower grade above that in which the officer is holding appointment, or he may remove it entirely. (6) The procedure prescribed in this section shall be taken sepa- rately for each of the several promotion lists. (7) The phrase "years' service" as used in this section means and includes all service creditable for promotion purposes under the law prior to enactment of this Act and the service credited under section 517 of this title. (b) The appointments referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall include appointments in permanent grades of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, respectively, of all promotion-list officers (not appointed in higher permanent grades under the provisions of sub- section (c) of this section) in permanent grades of first lieutenant, captain, and major who on June 30,1948, will have completed seven, fourteen, and twenty-one or more years' service, respectively. Each selection board considering officers for promotion under the provisions 910 [61 STAT.